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French election demonstrates Europe’s strength
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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T. he result of the first round of the French presidential election has given the Euro-pessimists a knock over the head. About time too. The European Union is not going to face a break-up. Big crises come but they also go. The euro crisis was not dealt with as well as it should have been — austerity....
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Trump’s North Korean Obsession
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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Since Donald Trump ‘s victory, tensions in the Korean Peninsula have reached almost unprecedented levels. This aggressive approach from the new administration has accentuated tensions with Pyongyang, leaving one to wonder whether another US war is in the making.
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Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey's coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H.
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Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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MOSCOW A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey’s coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H.
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British man, wife detained on Turkish-Syrian border
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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ANKARA, Turkey An official says a British man and his wife have been detained on the Turkish border after arriving from an area of Syria held by the Islamic State group. A European security official familiar with the case confirmed Thursday that Stefan Aristidou and his wife were stopped last week.
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